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Grateful Dead May 17, 1974
P.N.E. Coliseum Vancouver, BC | Listen on archive
24Eyes Of The World
STUNNING Jerry and Phil interplay during the jam out of song proper.
43China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
The hottest China>Rider transition Jam of '74
18Playin' In The Band
If you listen to this in the car, Donna will break your windshield. + a Super 20 min jam
Top notch version.
Great version from a great show.
Jerry's 2nd solo might just be the hottest BR solo ever! Hope they had a fire extinguisher on stage!!
Faster than most. And mad funky.
9Ship of Fools
For any SoF doubters out there, this one is as convincing as they come. Everything comes together nicely, and there isn't a single downer on deck.
12Nobody's Fault But Mine
One of the best mellow blues versions...killer noodles from Jerry
Excellent, somber China Doll following a spectacular Eyes.
Easily the best '74 version. Keith plays beautiful Rhodes piano, Phil tears it up, and the vocals are pure.
A smoking version from a smoking show so go with the Miller.
6Greatest Story Ever Told
Jerry drops the St. Stephen lick and its all kinds of awesome
6U.S. Blues (Wave That Flag)
Classic,bouncy good time opener for this WOS show to start set 2. Great Jerry solo,but listen for Keith too.
7Ramble On Rose
Not my favorite tune, but nice swing to this one.
Show starts out a bit rough - tech issues, energy, song selection. Boys seem to come alive here, with some nice Jerry leads and Keith fills
Smoking version at this killer show
4It Must Have Been The Roses
Pretty mid set version. For some reason this show is a little under the radar.
Country rock pulsing with jazzy energy. One of the most exciting pre-hiatus versions.
Very surprised this isn't on the list yet. Tight version, Jerry's vocal delivery and solos are top-notch. Grate vibe for a rainy or cloudy day.